Subtle alterations to this five-bedroom family home have created a calm sanctuary for its owners, amongst the bustle of Islington. The property, built in the '90s and located in the Canonbury Conservation Area was in need of remodelling and external conservation; its four floors felt disconnected, and the size and sequence of rooms did not suit the families lifestyle. The family kitchen was located in a small room above the garage, and the family hardly ever used the lower ground floor and garden, as the rooms were dark, uninviting and poorly connected to the rear garden.Working closely with the client to understand the way they wanted to live in the property, we suggested minor internal and external alterations, which dramatically improved the quality of the spaces, creating a series of functional and clutter-free spaces. The kitchen and utility space are on the lower ground floor and have a concrete tiled floor in contrast with the luxurious oak flooring of the staircase and upper floors.The neutral muted tones of the kitchen are echoed throughout the house. Each of the five bathrooms has been reconfigured applying a simple material palette using off-white matte tiling and diffused natural light borrowed through internal windows from the central staircase.
Photo credit Max Creasy